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. what america should be addressing is two things. one, we should be addressing generational theft. we now as a country borrow 40 cents of every dollar that the government spends, and we've accumulated 16 trillion dollars in debt. now, in 2008 obama called nine trillion dollars in debt. he said that was irresponsible, unpatriotic. to say this another way, we're literally stealing money from our children and our grandchildren. now, this is the kind of generational theft that has never happened in this country until now, and neerlt part neits addressing this on a regular basis. both parties are arguing over how to tax the rich. now, number two. greed and overspending. for all the talk about greedy rich people in america, how is it possible that politicians' greed is never addressed? after all, they robbed the social security trust fund. they spent it. that's your retirement money that was supposed to be put away in a safe lock box. they spent that money. medicare is also headed for bankruptcy, and obama just raided that to the tune of $$716 billion. why? he wanted that money for obama ca
sector workers in america work for the companies his taxes focus on. bill: should we expect anything different from americans ahead of the next election? >> reporter: they stuck with the general limited themes of the republicans but they were trying to appeal to a wider audience. most of congressman ryan's speech included building a safety net. and ryan made clear he's proud of the campaign he and mitt romney ran. but he also subtly and indirectly disstansd himself from the comment romney made about the 47% of the americans perceived to be democratic because they rely on the government. >> both parties tend to divide america into our voters and their voters. republicans must steer clear of that trap. we need to speak to the aspirations -- we must speak to the aspirations and anxieties of every american. i believe we can turn on the engines of upper mobility so that no one is left out from the promise of america. >> reporter: senator rubio said he thinks the promise of tomorrow is with hotel workers, landscapers and late-night january towards. senator rubio says he doesn't thing lower
not tell you is that violent rhyme in -- crime in america has been cut in half since the tough mandatory prison sentences were instituted. the country is much safer because hard core criminals are doing hard time. that's a fact. no one should feel sorry for killers, rapists and drug pushers. now, because i do commentary like this, laying out the progressive agenda, i'm a big threat to them. listen to this incredible sound bite from committed left wing guy harry bell belafonte he says people like me who oppose president obama and liberal agenda on some things should be dealt with. >> what fascinates me is that in the phase of millions of americans expressing their desire the whole political establishment defining its game that there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to barack obama and i don't know what more they want. the only thing left for barack obama to do is to organize a third world dictator and put all these guys in jail. violating the american desire. >> bill: i guess
. the factor investigates. >> america can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time. >> former president george w. bush is back arguing for a new way forward for republicans. is the g.o.p. finally ready tomorrow brace their former leader? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, and the factor begins right now. >> laura: hi everyone i i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. back-to-work. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. yesterday the obama administration announced that the president would cut short his hawaiian holiday to make one more attempt to work out a deal to overt the so-called fiscal cliff. in unison, his pals in the news media repeated this white house talking point. >> president obama cutting short his vacation in hawaii, heading back now to washington. that will happen tonight to work on the fiscal cliff deal. >> the looming fiscal cliff is forcing president obama to cut short his christmas vacation. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas vacation. he is leaving hawaii tonight so
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.88 or select playdoh sets, only ten dollars. all backed by our low price guarantee. america's gift headquarters. walmart. >>> all right. 25 past the hour. time now to take a look at the "morning papers." we'll start with the "usa today." nonvoters have some ideas on how to make voting easier. the top suggestion, according to a new poll, 28% of nonvoters say being able to cast their ballots online would make them more willing to participate in the electoral process. during this year's presidential election, turnout dropped to an estimated 57.5% of eligible u.s. citizens. >> "the new york times," co-inventor of the modern bar code died on sunday at the age of 91. woodland who patented the technology almost 60 years ago developed the idea as a student at drexel university after the head of a local grocery store asked the engineering department for help advancing the checkout process. >> from our "parade of papers," "the los angeles times." sales of chewing tobacco and other smokeless products have risen sharply in california while usage among high school students jumped 3.9% in 2010. nationwide th
in america is about 11 years old. that could be an important -- >> not only --. jenna: go ahead. >> that is ancient. 11 years is the average age of u.s. fleet. 11 years old. that is ancient. 20% are 16 years old or older. i was talking to the mazda said it is a rolling scrap yard out there. it is really is. part of harmonic convergence of new car sales. leasing deals are much easier to affect now. if you look at just the incredible gains in technology, in design, in fuel economy. jenna: sure. >> just across the board, if you haven't been in the market in 10 to 20 years, you will be blown away at buying a car. making that decision a lot easier. jenna: jean, i was looking at the vice president of sales for gm. made the comment with the sales announcement. he said exactly how much growth we can expect next year will depend in part how congress and president figure out the fiscal cliff because customers don't like uncertainty. do you think that could be a factor? >> absolutely. consumer confidence is pretty good right now. we know we're getting closer and closer to the decisions. th
by the way. so do your duty, america, bring our economy back from the brink. we've got a lot to talk about on this wednesday, december 5th. thanks for joining us. including a shameful display of partisanship in congress that resulted in the voting down of a u.n. treaty aimed at spreading rights for disabled people. even the venerable bob dole could not bring both sides together on this one. also major unrest in egypt as 100,000 protesters stormed the palace in cairo forcing president morsi to flee. we'll update you on the situation there. but first our top story live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin with the latest on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff deadline of automatic tax hikes on everybody and what appears to be a stalemate in the negotiations. in his first interview since the election, president obama reiterated his demand that any deal must raise taxes on the highest earner. yesterday obama also appeared to showroom for flexibility on actually relowering those tax rates in the future. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in
@foxnews.com. twitter on ff weekend. coming up on the show. gitmo detainees coming to america? some want to house them in u.s. prisons but should that even be an option anymore? >> a group of kayakers get a little too close to nature. oh, my. >> come on, really? >> it's fantastic. is that an orca? >> i don't know my whalens well well enough. um... uh... um... hm... umm... uh... oh ! the windows phone 8x by htc on verizon. it features easy to navigate live tiles that are simple to customize. just pin what matters most right to your homescreen. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of you plan. only on verizon. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends dember 7th. so now's the time. visit care.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >> welcome back, 14 minutes past the hour. gitmo detainees coming to america? new report co
is desperately trying to change america and tries to browbeat and ridicule and intimidate the rest of us into putting up with anti-democratic oppression by very militant, small groups. i think we have to prove that we are prepared when necessaries to use the police, we are prepared when necessary to file lawsuits. and we are not -- we are going to go after them. >> sean: these are two big losses for the president. i mean, president, big supporter of big labor, went there the day before. and the legislature, you know, passed right to work, which by the way, ends legalized stealing -- not rank-and-file members, i am talking about the union leadership. they shouldn't be spending rank-and-file monopolitical cam paibs. susan rice, the president tried to stand up for her and that didn't work either. this shwe interpret that as it relates to negotiations with the president? >> well, look, i think the negotiations are something to talk about. but what we are seeing is the natural balance of things. president obama won a victory. it was a big victory, an impressive victory. i didn't think he coul
trouble getting answers from america's top diplomat on the benghazi terrorist attack.. author jean marie last this on her new book, hidden america, which celebrates the people that are too often ignored but do the jobs that make our lives in this country work. our first guest tonight says gun laws are critical part of this national discussion, but the country also needs, he says, to respond to the mental health issues when it comes time mass shootings as well as the corrosive influence of the digital world in the culture of violence. joining us, former common security secretary, former governor of pennsylvania, tom ridge, who also served on the review panel to study the virginia tech shooting which claimed the lives of 32 people. good to have you with this. let's start with the culver legislation here, senator dianne feinstein is putting forward something that looks very familiar to you which is the assault weapons ban which he supported when you were in congress back in 1994. what are your thoughts? >> i think it certainly understandable, predictable that the first focuses on the instru
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does that say? >> sorry berman. >>> ahead on "starting point" this morning, "black in america" will reair on saturday. and an espn host is questioning the blackness of a star football player robert griffin iii, rg3 on air, what was said and the fallout from that, straight ahead. plus, business news. one more way the fiscal cliff could cost you. what happens to your paycheck immediately if there is no deal in washington? that's next. bring it down, please? better. that's what happens to background noise, when you're making a call on this. this microphone here, picks up the sounds around you and helps turn them down. so when the world gets noisy calls sound better. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insuran
' shoulders and they'd hear patriotic speeches and say the pledge of allegiance and god bless america and leave the place cleaner than when they found it. i ask you through this prism as they compare this to the tea party. there was a vendor in the tent, a hot dog guy, been working there for 16 years. i interviewed this man on my radio program. they ruined his equipment, knocked over his food, and well, let me play the rest for you. >> they trampled the tent and everything ir had. they were under the tent, tables. hot dog buns, chili, all my utensils, and then they were saying like okay, make a chili dog now. everything's on the ground. they called me the n word. they called me scum. you're on the wrong side, and like i said to them, sean, that i was there to do a job. prosperity hired me to do a job to sell hot dogs. i'm not here and i'm not on that side. i'm just here. so it really didn't make a difference to those guys. >> sean: you were hired to do a job, and they purposely started destroying your equipment, calling you the n word and uncle tom? go ahead. >> they didn't care. they
-- in order for the white house to consider whatever -- think of it as a suggestion box for america. in order for the white house to consider your suggestion or comment there needs to be 25,000 people who have signed on. more than 75,000 people have signed on saying get rid of piers. >> there have been counter petitions as well, right? >> yes. actually, the best part about this -- i -- your heart goes out to poor piers. these are british citizens that have their petition saying we don't want piers to come back to the uk. quite a few british scitizens signed on saying we don't want him. please keep him in the united states and one of the petitions is actually directed towards the uk government saying should the united states decide to demr. morgan, they should reject the deportation. have him stay somewhere in the atlantic, let him hang out there. but -- >> you said you -- you feel bad for piers morgan. you never feel bad for anybody on tv. we all bring it on ourselves. okay. he brought it on himself. any response from him today as a result of all of this stuff? >> he has been on twitter pokin
election again, that's because they were on the wrong side of main street america, on some cultural change happening in the country. they were on the wrong side of issues like the death penalty, on issues like the use of force in foreign affairs, and it wasn't until they'd gotten whacked, george mcgovern lost overwhelmingly, mike ducacas was beaten pretty soundly. after all those things happened, the democratic party through bill clinton and others like him trying to change it, made the party more acceptable to the american people. republicans have not gotten there yet. it was a party as we saw in the election, a declining -- white share of the vote is the declining share of the electorate. their share is going up, but not enough to compensate. >> right. >> right now the sort of primal scream you hear for spending cuts isn't consummate with the american people. president obama just ran on a program of resisting some of the fundamental ways in which the republicans wanted to change medicare and raise taxes on people over $250,000. he won the election and people from the very red districts e
online or at a bank of america near you. >> gretchen: 15 minutes after the hour. he survived iraq and afghanistan wars only to fine himself jail would in a mexican prison. he decided to take a vacation and he was jailed for possessing a registered weapon. he was targets of threat and extortion by cartel members looking to make a profit. despite the difficult ordeal he is showing incredible strength. >> we gave him a phone number of someone to call. if something happens and we can't get there and take hours to get there, we had made arrangements for machine to pick tup. he wrote it in my bible. they may not let you take anything out . he they are not taking my bible. he's hanging and he's tough. >> gretchen: and now a congresswoman stepped in to help the family bring john home. congresswoman thank you for getting up early. i know you are working with the family and i interviewed his mother the other day . her first brew nationally and she was scared and came to you for help. what can you do ? >> it is it a tricky situation for the family. as you pointed out. he's been incarcerated
that are important to america, and what we're asking people to do is to make a modest investment in making this country stronger. >> right. again, you know where this is going. john boehner, again, speaker, said we're at a stalemate. is that how you would describe where things are? >> i think we're far apart still, but i think we're moving closer together. again, remember -- >> where are you closer? >> the republicans have said for the first time in decades, if i'm not mistaken, the leaders of the republican party, that they are prepared to raise taxes as part of a deal that helps reduce our long term deficit. what they haven't said is how far they're willing to go on rates and revenues, and that's what we need to see from them. >> they said no increased rates. >> but that's -- but they know this. there's not going to be an agreement without rates going up. there's not -- >> you'll go off the fiscal cliff if the republicans say, sorry, no way are we going to raise rates for the -- on the wealthy. you guys are willing to go off -- >> if republicans are not willing to let rates go back up an
the cliff. >> at least for a few seconds it will feel like we're flying. >> with 26 days to go until america goes off the fiscal curb, the house of representatives chose to end their congressional business for the week today to enjoy a long weekend at home, but john boehner stayed behind and spoke by phone this afternoon to president obama. it was their first conversation in a week. also, this afternoon treasury secretary tim geithner said this on cnbc. >> when it comes to raising taxes on the wealthy, those making more than $250,000, if republicans do not agree to that, is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. again, there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve the rates going up on the top 2%. >> "the new york times" reports that senior republican leadership aides are contemplating a fall-back position on a fiscal deal. they could foresee taking up and passing legislation this month to extend the tax cuts for the middle class and then resume the bitter fight over spending and taxes as the nation approaches the next hard deadline. it's statutory
. the clock is ticking. christmas is coming. the goose is getting fat. but in many homes across america, it ee's a very, very l time. >> the goose is getting fat. haven't heard that before. that was speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy pelosi. they're reacting to yesterday's jobs numbers and the looming fiscal cliff crisis with neither side eager to budge or make concessions. the big question, can they come to an agreement before time runs out or will they take huge risks by cliff diving on december 31st. congressman allison schwartz is a ranking member on the house budget committee which will of course play a crucial role in these fiscal cliff negotiations. she has come in for us on a saturday afternoon. we do appreciate your time. >> good to be here. >> thanks for being here. there's a possibility of some major changes to entitlement spending by the end of these fiscal cliff negotiations. it looks like democratic leaders are right now warming to the idea of raising medicare premiums for wealthier people. you in the past have been somewhat outspoken in terms of your opposition
is here to say a lot about these things. i'll ask him if america is getting more dangerous in the wake some of very shocking high-profile gun crime. >>> he was known as one of the west memphis three now damian ekles is adjusting to life as a free man. >> i was in a state of extreme shock and trauma. >> and how he survived 18 years on death row. >> it's absolutely nightmarish. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, you're looking live at the white house where president obama has had one of those win some, lose some kind of days. the president and john boehner met for 50 minutes in a meeting being called frank. when basically translates to no deal yet. but the good news was, quote, the lines of communication remain open. the bad news, ambassador susan rice was withdrawing from the short list to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> i withdrew my name because i think it's the right thing for the country raand i think it's e right thing for the president. putting those things together, that makes it the right thing for me and my family. >> rudolph giuliani. you've
or not we'll learn the truth. good morning, everybody. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." we have our nice little "elf" here today. >> i'm alisyn camerota in for martha today. she wants to avoid a vote, length i, disruptive and costly confirmation process. critics say regardless of ryce's decision the investigation into benghazi will continue. here is lindsey graham on that. >> i hold her accountable and responsible for misleading the american people. failures on the intelligence community. there is fog of war component. i think she was chosen for a reason bill: still more on that statement now with buy on york, chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner". good morning to you. so many questions remain. first off why did they make this move now? >> because time was running out and the administration, i think, hoped that opposition among republicans in the senate to rice would diminish but it didn't. the thing that really killed it, they understood, john mccain, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte opposed her. the thing that killed it when she met susan collins who int
in america show, seven nfl players have turned in their guns to team security officials since the belcher murder/suicide. >>> on "monday night football" it was pure beauty. the best team in the afc at least by record. he goes into tom brady's house and gets steam rolled. that's a touchdown pass to stallworth right there. a beauty. a 42-14 rout of the houston texans. the texans are the best team -- have the best record in the league. that's danny woodhead right now. he's going to cough it up. brandon lloyd recovers it in the end zone for a touchdown. everything's going the patriots way. what a dreamy night. the patriots won 20 straight home games in the month of december. this was tom brady's first game since he and his wife gisele welcomed their child together, v vivian lake. >> did you watch this game? >> yes. i can not. it's way too exciting. >> three weeks to go until the fiscal cliff and all the talk in washington is about what's not happening. we'll explain, coming up. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use..
. the president for his park took his place for the public and called for america and little cuts to entitlement spending something the speaker says must be part of any final deal. wall street journal columnist and dan henninger, and mary an anna-- anastasia o'grady and kim strassel. you've been talking it it sources and is the mood as hour as it sounds. >> it is by the end of this week and here is why, the republicans came out right after the election and said to the president, you want revenue here. you want revenue on the wealthy, we'll give it to you, limiting tax deductions for the wealthy. the president instead of taking that and running with tceiling a deal has been campaigning for tax hikes and to cap it off sent treasury secretary tim geithner to congress with this outrageous proposal as basically a compilation of everything that the president wanted in his budget and beyond what he even campaigned for. as a result i think most republicans wonder how serious he is about doing this. they feel things are going backward. >> paul: yeah, that, that's the way it sounds to me, too, i talked to
which we do to grow the economy, in infrastructure and innovation and making sure america is always on the cutting-edge of new entrepreneurship, the fact is that we want to do that, the president has put that forward, the election does make a difference, the president is absolutely strong about this. look i was just with him on friday. he came to my district. was at a business. they are showing some of that video right now. local business in my district that was a toy manufacturer and what they said to the president, what they said to me is we, we make more toys when there's consumer demand. let's make sure that middle class americans have dollars in their pockets, they continue to have confidence as consumers or grow that confidence and that our businesses, large and small respond to that, that they begin to see so stability. this is time when we're calling on speaker boehner to work with the president, to work with democrats in congress, and to get done what we have to get done, the american people, middle class and businesses, let's create that stability and confidence that this
money. america is not going to compete based on low skill, low wage, no workers rights. that's not our competitive advantage. there's always going to be some other country that can treat its workers even worse. >> the house speaker, john boehner, is speaking now on the house floor regarding the fiscal cliff. let's take a listen. >> beyond 1:50 p.m. today. >> the speaker of the house for five minutes. >> the speaker, last week republicans made a serious offer to avert the fiscal cliff, and most of it was based on testimony given last year by president clinton's former chief of staff erskine bolles. as he said on sunday, we have to cut spending. well, he is right. washington has a spending problem. let's be honest, we're broke, and the plan that we've offered is consistent with the president's call for a balanced approach. a lot of people know that the president and i met on sunday. it was a nice meeting. cordal. we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. yo
? so let's get at it, america. the best country in the world, i'm in. that's "hardball" for now. k "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks for tuning in. i am live tonight in atlanta. tonight's lead, breaking news. our ambassador to the u.n., susan rer susan reiss has withdrawn her name as the next secretary of state. it comes after weeks' long witch hunt from top republicans over statements rice made following the attacks in benghazi, libya. it shows after the tragedy saying the attacks began as protests. that were then hijacked by extremists. that's what the cia believed and told her in a briefing given to her that very day. yet, john mccain and others launched a campaign to smear her and block her for moving to the state department. president obama defended rice on numerous occasions, but accepted her decision today with regrelt. just a short time ago, she explained her decision to nbc's brian williams. >> today, i made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the american people, that i not be considered for nominati
before lincoln for a look at one of america's found being fathers. the guy on the $2 bill that you don't see very much. we spoke about the third president, the original virginia wahoo. >> a look at the life of founding father thomas jefferson shows his towering political achievements may not have been possible without his ability to read the tea leaves. he understood a timeless truth that politics is slide scopic and constantly shifting and the morning's foe may well be the afternoon's friend. all seems well and good, but that's from the book thomas jefferson, the art of power. joining me now is the author of that book, john meachem. hello to you. >> thank you, mr. todd. pa. >> the thing about thomas jefferson of all the founding fathers and i'm curious if you discovered this. he was sometimes the least charismatic. he was somebody that liked the company of himself more than hanging out with everybody else. >> he was scholarly and philosophical. he understood the value of sociablity and he understand what it meant to the republic and getting his program through. to having people down i
body, but mind and emotions. >> according to a report on nbc's "football night in america," seven nfl players have turned in their weapons since the belcher murder/suicide. he said he didn't trust himself with his own firearm. it's interesting, the backlash. >> his real point was about the gun culture. his real point about nfl players and a culture of violence. that's what i got out of the interview with piers. he was initially attacked by people who were concerned about gun control and the second amendment. but he was really commenting on players not being careful with guns. >> and 75% of nfl players have guns. there's a number of reasons for that. >> the players that have guns at home i guess costas said seven or eight times more likely to hurt themselves or somebody else than to protect themselves. there is a deeper problem with the nfl and roger godel, the nfl commissioner, tried to address it at harvard in a speech a couple of weeks ago. it goes to the question of how the game is played, concussions, things like that. he even talked and this would be a stunning development, about
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the smartest person in the room. we immediate somebody to say all right, america, we need to deal with revenues. that's the bad news. we immediate to deal with the medicare fiscal cliff or you are not going on get your medical bills paid. >> remembering an american original. >> iraqis are dumb muff to attack her going to pay a terrible price. >> nicknamed stormin' norman for his ledgendary temper. he died thursday due to complications from pneumonia. >>> it is a year comes to a close, we look back at the amr moments that left us starstruck and speechless in 2012. >>> good day. i'm luke russert. live in washington, d.c. in for andrea this afternoon is the calm before the economic storm white house officials and congressional leaders have kept quiet. ahead of the pivotal round table discussions we all hope can produce some kind of plan to prevent a fiscal cliff dive in the new year. you guessed it. another day without a deal means more losses on wall street. look at those numbers will. 68 down for the dow. joining for the daily fix, nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. nbc's kelly o'don
at the united nations making very clear what america national interests are, and i think she would have been a great secretary of state. she will continue to work at the u.n., where her credibility is very high and she's very close to the president. >> would it have been possible for her to overcome the objections raised by senator mccain and others? >> i have no way of knowing. i think that she and the president must have made a judgment -- and she said it that it was a distraction. and there are an awful lot of things going on. and i -- i'm really sorry that this has happened because she would have been great, and she's wonderful and she doesn't deserve as a human being, she does not deserve the attacks that were made upon her that were false. it was really outrageous. >> first she was sent out on the sunday talk shows to talk about something that was really not in her purview, that was really secretary clinton's responsibility about what happened in libya. and then number two, she was never even nominated to be secretary of state and she's withdrawing her name. di
-to-face behind closed doors of the white house again. with 18 days remaining before america goes over the fiscal cliff, there is still no sign of a deal. both sides calling yesterday's talks frank and insisting the lines of communication remain open. >>> a man fatally shot himself inside a clerk's office at the federal courthouse in birmingham, alabama. the u.s. marshal service says he worked in the building and slipped a gun past security because he used an employee entrance, not a public one. visitors have to pass through metal detectors. police say no one in the courthouse was threatened. >>> so the university of miami has apologized for a text mess an gaffe sent over to emergency notification network. it warned of a black man on campus and what he was wearing. that text raised eyebrows as there are many black men on campus. the complete text should have said that was the description of a man wanted for stealing a student's laptop. it was a game of hot potato thursday night. the eagles had a punt blocked by their own teammate. they lost at home to the bengals. they drop to 4-10. cincinnati ke
in the near future and the veterans for america join us now, hi, pete. >> thanks for having he me. >> read the pre-interview with you. and you're not a fan of either of these choices. what worries you? >> well, a great deal does, and a lot of it comes to judgment and you played the clip about john kerry and iraq and i still found myself in iraq, imagine that? and he's, both of them have records, set aside benghazi, set aside some of the recent events with susan rice and judgments on management of conflicts called into question and she was in the national security council back in 1993 when rwanda kicked off and she made a controversial comment about, well, if we call it a genocide and don't act. what will be the implications on the november mid term election? and if you hook at-- and then later on, reflexively supported the regime in ruwan da when there were more war crimes committed and since vowed to heal that, but, you know, you've seen her political statements recently that showed there's a political side of susan rice and willingness for talking points that we can't afford as secretary
unilateral rights for people with disabilities. it's actually based on america's ada act which bob dole helped pass more than 20 years ago. and you know, andrea, watching this american hero on the floor, a guy who is disabled, left part of himself, as he has said and others have said, on the battlefields of western europe, coming in and making a plea. i'm really surprised that this was killed by fringe concerns, fringe, fringe concerns. >> and it was, in fact, his fellow senators, several of the people who served with bob dole, who were the key votes here. and john kerry was leading it on the floor with john mccain. it was one of those bipartisan coalitions of veterans, wounded veterans, mccain and others, and the wounded warriors. the chamber of commerce. this is basically to take the american standard that bush 41 passed. it was his bill. >> george bush. >> george bush 41's bill spread it to the rest of the world. his son, george w., approved this treaty. it was sent up by president obama in '09, the senate foreign relations committee passed it easily, and then these republicans aband
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works, every lawyer in america will make this. >> there is no way this argument will work. >> my recollection, didn't it at some point, scott peterson made these type of arguments. to come up with these things, the lawyers think they are doing a job. in this cases, it hurts more than help. >> scott peterson is on death row in california. >> gregg: absolutely. >> where he belongs. >> gregg: good stuff. lis and bob, thanks for being with us. >> heather: coming up a big shakeup in president obama's cabinet in his second term. president could be announcing new nominations soon and why reporters and critics are keeping a close watch. our political panel weighs in. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you
jefferson, the journey of africans american in this country. it's complex, it's interwoven and makes america what it is today. >> no one's defending jefferson on slavery at all. his hypocrisy is also the country's hypocrisy. and his tragedy was also a big part of the country's tragedy. and it took another 40 years after he died and 600,000 casualties to adjudicate this. >> it's a fascinating conversation. that piece was in "the new york times" on saturday. you can go online and check it out and see both sides of this. >>> still ahead, nbc political director chuck todd and political columnist from "time" joe klein join the conversation. more "morning joe" in a moment. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles
on foreign relations, author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order." and in washington, vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com and msnbc political analyst, richard wolffe. a minor round of applause for richard wolffe. >> one hand clapping. >> first of all, can anybody here come up with a synonym -- i don't care what it is -- so we don't have to employ the phrase "fiscal cliff" at all during the day? any ideas? anybody got any -- >> how about deadline? >> how about do your job. how about just do your job time. it is ridiculous. a little news, then we'll chatter about this. as if tax hikes and spending cuts weren't enough, there's a new reminder that the nation's debt ceiling is also hanging over the budget talks in washington. in a letter to congress yesterday, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned the government would hit its legal borrow i borrowing limit i limit by monday. geithner says the treasury will be forced to take, quote, extraordinary measures to keep paying the bills. he also referenced the impending fiscal cliff, which thr
party and he's now putting partisan politics ahead of what is good for america. even the "washington post" is calling him out saying he has no intention to negotiate. writing: >> sean: let me repeat, the offer lacks any concessions. if you want the most recent concrete evidence of how irresponsible president obama is, you need look no further than his opening bid in budget talks. the proposal awd to republicans late yesterday courtesy of tax cheat geithner calls for the following: 1.6 trillion dollar tax increase, increasing rates on incomes over $250,000. 150 billion dollars in new public stimulus spending of which 50 billion would be spent next year. another extension in unemployment benefits, 30 billion. new power to raise the federal debt limit without congressional approval. in other words, an obama blank cheque. that is not all. he also wants the estate tax to be levied at 45% on inheritances a step even democratic senators are balking on this current is 35%. the obama offer contained no serious cuts, no serious reforms to entitlement programs and no serious proposals of tax re
for netflix users. the service is up and running again after users in the u.s. and canada and latin america were not able to stream shows on certain devices on christmas eve. a lot of angry folks were out there. it was the result of an outage at a web service center in virginia. up next, disappointing holiday sales for retailers. it was the slowest growth since the recession. a new poll shows about half of americans are hopeful about their lives in 2013. are you more hopeful or fearful about what's in store next year? it's our gut check. as always, you can join the "news nation." there is our address. facebook.com/"news nation." . >> join the "news nation" on twitter. you can find the twitter page at "news nation." today of course one of the biggest shopping days of the year, it's a day when consumers try to ditch gifts they didn't want on their list at all. it has not been a great season. electronics and jewelry and home goods grew by the slowest margin since the recession. joining me now, kerry sanders. what's behind the holiday shopping slump? >> well, there a lot of reasons. there is tr
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, on the defense department and why he thinks it could hurt america so much. all of that coming up tomorrow. thanks so much, as always, for watching us. live here tonight from kabul, afghanistan. "anderson cooper 360" starts now. >>> good evening. breaking news tonight. the woman believed to be president obama's first choice for secretary of state says no thanks. u.n. ambassador susan rice. she was the one caught up in the controversy of her statements following the murder in libya. the president stood up for her saying anyone that has a problem with her has a problem with him. instead there won't be a confrontation because late today ambassador rice took herself out of contention writing the president that she's honored to be considered for the office saying, quote, i am fully confident that i could serve our country ably and effectively in that role. however, if nominated, i am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disrupt i've and costly. that trade-off is simply not worth it to our country. she said more to abc news. >> today i made the decision that it was best for our
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